Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Salad

By Living Paleo
In Paleo Recipes
Dec 20th, 2010

2/3 cup diced sweet potato
2 eggs
2 rashes of bacon, diced using meat only
1tbs oil
4tbs dill, finely chopped
2tbs mayonnaise
2tbs lemon juice


Boil eggs in water for 4-6minutes. Peel and dice eggs.

Boil sweet potato for 4-5minutes or until cooked through.

Place a frying pan on medium-high heat, add olive oil and bacon and fry until browned and slightly crunchy.

In a small bowl, combine dill, mayonnaise and lemon juice.

Place eggs, sweet potato, bacon and mayonnaise sauce into a medium size serving bowl. Combine well.


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18 Responses to “Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Salad”

  1. Bob says:

    Paleo diets aren’t supposed to have potatoes.

  2. Paleo says:

    Sweet potatoes hold a higher nutritional value to that of potatoes and some other tubers and are recommended as an alternative food source for nutritionally deprived high carbohydrates when needed – such as for athletes. Research on contemporary H/G’s has found that while they do indeed consume some foods raw, most of foods are cooked, including nuts, seeds, tubers, vegetables and fruits. If you don’t want to consume sweet potato’s, I find a great alternative to sweet potato in most recipes is pumpkin.

  3. Katie says:

    Are these supposed to be hard boiled eggs or still soft in the middle?

    • Paleo says:

      Generally for a salad, hard boiled is preferred or the egg will not keep shape, however they can be either hard or soft boiled, it will depend on your personal preference.

  4. Jaci says:

    I was SO excited for this recipe, but it seems really sweet – I added extra lemon juice but it’s not really cutting it the way I want.. Any suggestions?

  5. Melissa says:

    I think it sounds delicious!

  6. emma says:

    I think it sounds amazing. Re potatoes, yams and squash make great substitute with less carbs and more nutrients and vitamins.

  7. Kristen says:

    I only used half the amount of dill, since it’s such a strong flavor and 4tbs is a lot. It was good!

  8. Ashley says:

    Do you think if I made enough of this to last a week it would last with out going bad? Also I don’t have sour cream.. will use 10% Greek yogourt.

  9. Bill says:

    I understand that sweet potatoes are ok on a Paleo diet (unless you’re in it as no carb weight loss thing), but why is bacon so common in Paleo recipes? Bacon, as delicious as it may be contains nasty nitrites (even the “natural” stuff does) among it’s bouquet of non-paleo ingredients . I guess as long as you know why you’re on the diet you can do as you will.

  10. Jule says:

    You need to know the food source of bacon. Paleo is very big on knowledge of “where your food comes from”

    I buy bacon directly from a farmer and they don’t use any nitrites or other nastyness.
    There are some brands out there that are pretty good too.
    Check the labels and get the best quality you can!

  11. StephenAegis says:

    amazing that people on commenting on bacon and potatoes but no one is mentioning the Industrial Seed Oil Ingredient, thats such a big no no its not even funny. Mayonnaise is vegetable oil and one of the 4 horsemen of the healthpocalypse. NO NO NO. No Wheat(or other grains), No Sugar, No Industrial Seed Oils, and get some sleep.

    • Paleo says:

      Best to make your own mayonnaise, it’s easy to make at home and you can choose your own oil to use. Shop purchased mayonnaise doesn’t meet with paleo guidelines, homemade with egg yolk and oil does.

      • cheri says:

        Paleo blogs and websites are full of recipes to make your own mayo. So I assume whenever I see a paleo/primal recipe calling fo rmayo, it means to use home-made with olive oil. It should probably specify that however for those not familiar.

  12. Quibids says:

    I agree with a lot of what peoples comments are that I am reading here.

  13. isabell says:

    Thanks for the post. I will certainly come back.

  14. sharshar says:

    I made this tonight for the first time (with home made mayo, as suggested). Holy junk. This is amazing. I will definitely be circulating this in my dining plan. Thanks for posting this!!

    ps. I baked my sweet potato instead of boiling it. Turned out great, but I’ll try boiling it next time just to see which is better.

  15. mary ann says:

    Is flaxseed and chia considered paleo??

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